Deuteronomy 22:5

“The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The woman shall not weare that which pertaineth vnto a man, neither shall a man put on a womans garment: for all that doe so, are abomination vnto the Lord thy God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"A woman shall not wear man's clothing, nor shall a man put on a woman's clothing; for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD your God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment; for whosoever doeth these things is an abomination unto Jehovah thy God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is not right for a woman to be dressed in man's clothing, or for a man to put on a woman's robe: whoever does such things is disgusting to the Lord your God.
- Basic English Bible

There shall not be a man's apparel on a woman, neither shall a man put on a woman's clothing; for whoever doeth so is an abomination to Jehovah thy God.
- Darby Bible

A woman shall not wear that which pertaineth to a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination to the LORD thy God.
- Webster's Bible

A woman shall not wear men's clothing, neither shall a man put on women's clothing; for whoever does these things is an abomination to Yahweh your God.
- World English Bible

`The habiliments of a man are not on a woman, nor doth a man put on the garment of a woman, for the abomination of Jehovah thy God [is] any one doing these.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment; for whosoever doeth these things is an abomination unto the LORD thy God.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 22:5


22:5 Shall not wear - Namely, ordinarily or unnecessarily, for in some cases this may be lawful, as to make an escape for one's life. Now this is forbidden, both for decency sake, that men might not confound those sexes which God hath distinguished, that all appearance of evil might be avoided, such change of garments carrying a manifest sign of effeminacy in the man, of arrogance in the woman, of lightness and petulancy in both; and also to cut off all suspicions and occasions of evil, which this practice opens a wide door to.


Discussion for Deuteronomy 22

  • Lu2677
    Jesus Christ gave us the New Covenant, yes, some things were changed. Amen
  • John
    God word can never be change, Jesus did not come to change anything about the law of God, bet to fulfil them, he said i have not come to change anything not to add bet to make his way clear to all to fulfil the word of God in the Old testament, did he change the comandment no, nor add, Deuteronomy 22:5, is word most people are joking with, and is taking a lot to hell, for disobeying God, God Bless
  • Gods Child
    No God does not change.
    But times and people and laws do. We are in the New Testament. Not the old. We still uphold the Ten Commandments. Jesus said that. We also render to the Government, taxes due to the Government and pay our tithes. Jesus said we shall uphold both God's law, and the law of the land. So if the law allows women and men to wear pants and God say don't laugh at them.
  • Thomas Chambers
    I believe that Jesus Christ died for all sin, past, present and future Genesis through Revelations. If I interpret correctly, as described in Revelations, this is an chance once again for others to be saved. Our God is an loving God, an just God who is the I AM I AM! I like what I see thus far and hope to study Deuteronomy Chapter 22 more! Am I allowed to comment as the comments I see?
  • Maureen Anyango
    God was there before the scriptures and then came the scriptures came, before my greatest Dad Adam, God already knew He would bring Adam to existent just as He assures Jeremiah He knew the world would develop together with it's technology He got it well that lifestyle would change with time span and made it precise bound by the love He had for you and I, that you and I shall be an abomination by crossdressing.
  • Henry victor for verse 5
    Wow,thanks to the all mighty God for clear revelation of his word..due 22:5,wear ur trousers with modesty likewise men nd women..

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